Yesterday’s beneficial union agreement might be tomorrow’s headache, as one leading food retailer is discovering.
It seems that this particular industry is making a habit of underpaying staff, after an investigation found almost half of its employers were failing to pay employees correctly.
After an altercation with the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, a court case is set to take place and could result in a heavy fine for the company involved.
Partners at DLA Piper share their predictions for challenges employers could face in the New Year.
The Maritime Union of Australia has become the first union in Australia to face legal action under federal workplace bullying laws, cementing its identity as a uniquely and controversially operated union.
The verdict is in – there is no implied term of mutual trust and confidence in Australian employment contracts.
An HR professional has pleaded guilty to inappropriately using her company credit card and tampering with financial records
Staff at AGL's Loy Yang Power Station have signalled the possibility of industrial action in a move described as 'outdated union ideology'
The Australian Industry Group has said the proposed wording could allow perpetrators to take paid leave